Sunday, October 19, 2008

Get busy living, or get busy dying!

My headphones broke about a month ago. They are still under warranty and I am waiting on a replacement set. In the meantime, I run on the treadmill and use the Nike+. I am also training for the San Antonio half marathon. Today was a 14 mile run. Due to my lack of headphones, I chose to watch Shawshank Redemption while running. Perfect movie to watch!

What struck me interesting was in the past, my favourite part of the movie was when Andy Defresne had escaped, his moment of glory, the first taste of freedom in 19 years. That is no longer my favourite part.

I am now most excited at the very end when Red rejoins with his comrade Andy. Red was not just free from prision, he was redeemed--set free! Red made a conscience choice to get busy living! Another character in the movie, Brooks chose to get busy dying, and later committed suicide. It was through Andy, that Red had the hope, the dream, the vision, to get busy living! I want to be like Andy, the person that shares the hope, the dream, the vision, of living for Jesus Christ!

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

This is such an insightful post! I thoroughly enjoy it and know that you have already been that person to many people and will continue! :) Good title, too!